News Releases

  1. MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTURStudio, December 8–11, 2010 at 8 p.m.First North-American première. Poetic and surrealistic autobiography, written and performed by Marie Brassard with musician/performers Jonathan Parant and Alexandre St?Onge. Artistic collaborators: Jonathan Parant, Alexandre St?Onge, Mikko Hynninen, Karl Lemieux, Philippe Tremblay and Frédéric Auger. Coproduced by Infrarouge (Montreal), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre (Ottawa), the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster). Running time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

    November 24, 2010

    She is a ferociously original, irresistible artist of the species Unclassifiable. Fearless explorer of our modern times, she reigns supreme and unchallenged over the grassy, arid or semi-desert Quebec plains of a personal alphabet where sound, voice and rhythm have truly royal status!Marie Brassard draws her material from her own experiences, from the events, photographs, short films and... Read more

  2. Nuit d’orageFor ages 5 to 9Studio, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. and December 5 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Philosophical illustrations by Michèle Lemieux, adapted for the stage and directed by Gervais Gaudreault, with Ludger Côté and Émilie Lévesque.Artistic collaborators: Milena Buziak, Stéphane Longpré, Linda Brunelle, Dominique Gagnon, Diane Labrosse, François Cyr and Géraldine Courchesne.Produced by Le Carrousel, in coproduction with Muni Spec Mont?Laurier and the Théâtre du Vieux?Terrebonne, company in residence at the Théâtre de la Ville de Longueuil.School matinees available.

    November 23, 2010

    Lights up on an anxious little girl and her dog on a wild and stormy night. Produced by Le Carrousel and recommended for ages 5 to 9, Nuit d’orage is a stage adaptation of the children’s book written and illustrated by Michelle Lemieux. Subtle, funny and perceptive, the play explores the age where awareness first starts to intrude on childhood innocence. “One stormy... Read more

  3. LES ZURBAINS 2010 Studio, November 27 at 8 p.m. Tales of the city by 5 adolescent playwrights (Cleo Beland, Alex Carignan, Caleb Guthrie, David Le Quéré and Alex Viens), directed by Monique Gosselin, with Kevin Houle, Milène Leclerc, Julien Lemire, Philippe Robert and Marie-Ève Trudel. Artistic collaborators: Josée Bergeron-Proulx, Marie-Noëlle Klis, Mathieu Marcil, Anne-Marie Levasseur et Caroline Turcot.Produced by Théâtre Le Clou (Montreal). Recommended for ages 14 and older. Running time: 80 minutes. School matinees available.

    November 17, 2010

    Just this once, I’m going to write a press release as a collage of quotations. Don’t worry, I’ve chosen them carefully; and with the same attention to detail, I’ve taken the liberty of offering a few guidelines I hope you won’t find too intrusive. And so, without further delay, let’s dive into the universe of Les Zurbains 2010! And what... Read more

  4. Le Fusil de chasseEpistolary novel written in 1949 by Yasushi Inoué, adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe and directed by François Girard, with Marie Brassard and odrigue Proteau. Artistic collaborators: Renée April, Joël Bergeron, David Finn, Alexander MacSween and François Séguin.Co-produced by the Parco Theatre (Tokyo), Usine C (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre, and the Brighton Festival. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission. November 23–26 at 7:30 p.m. and November 27 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Theatre.Performed in French only.

    November 15, 2010

    Could the distance from art to reality be but a single step? Could the creative musings of a poet’s imagination inadvertently spark the burning desire to reveal the innermost secrets of an intimate relationship? Almost impulsively, a man publishes a poem in a hunting magazine, The Hunter’s Companion. In it he describes the solitary soul of a middle-aged hunter spotted on a trail... Read more


    November 8, 2010

    On Saturday, November 20 and Sunday November 21, subscriptions to most NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre, and Dance series are on sale at 50% off the regular Box Office ticket price! The Subscription Seat Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in person at the NAC on Saturday only and online on both Saturday and Sunday. Free parking is provided for patrons buying subscriptions on... Read more

  6. Roland (la vérité du vainqueur) Olivier Ducas Studio, November 12 & 13 at 8 p.m. Medieval epic adapted and directed by Olivier Ducas, based on an epic poem and an 11th century chanson de geste, with Daniel Desparois and Étienne Blanchette.

    October 26, 2010

    Artistic collaboration: Claudia Couture, Benoît Durand-Jodoin, Thomas Godefroid, Déline Pétrone and Julie Vallée-Léger. Produced by Théâtre de la Pire Espèce. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Running time: 55 minutes, with no intermission. Student matinees available. Presented in French. Who was this fellow... Read more

  7. PERSONAL JESUSIntimist one-man show written and performed by Gaétan Nadeau, directed by Jacques Brochu and Marie?Stéphane Ledoux.October 20–23 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Studio

    October 13, 2010

    Artistic collaborators: Alexander MacSween, Benoît Bourdeau, Jacques Brochu, Réal Dorval and Brigitte Comeau. Created and produced by Gaétan Nadeau through an artistic residency at La Chapelle, Montreal. Coproduced by the NAC French Theatre. Personal Jesus received a creative residency at Usine C in Montreal. Running time:... Read more

  8. LA ROBE DE MA MÈRESerge Marois / Sylviane FortunyStudio – October 16 at 1:30 p.m. and October 17 at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.  

    October 13, 2010

    Seaside memories written by Serge Marois and directed by Sylviane Fortuny, with Denis Lavalou, Claudine Ledoux and Marcel Pomerlo.Artistic collaborators: Violaine Burgard, Sylviane Fortuny, Pierre Labbé, Georges Lévesque, Paul Livernois.Produced by L’Arrière-Scène, centre dramatique pour l’enfance et la... Read more

  9. YOU’VE ALWAYS SECRETLY WANTED TO? Official launch of the French Theatre ARGONAUTS CLUB, a cultural outreach project!

    September 23, 2010

    argonaut, n.  A person engaged in a dangerous but rewarding quest; an adventurer. What do Mr. Tremblay, Ms. Diallo, Mr. Leblanc, Mr. N’Guyen and Madame Berkani have in common? Yes, they are all Francophones or Francophiles and they all live in Ottawa or Gatineau—but what else?Could it be that none of them has ever set foot in a theatre, even though in... Read more


    September 14, 2010

    War drama by Albert Camus, directed by Stanislas Nordey, with Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Dissez, Raoul Fernandez, Damien Gabriac, Frédéric Leidgens, Wajdi Mouawad, Véronique Nordey, Laurent Sauvage.  Produced by Théâtre National de Bretagne, Compagnie Nordey, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, and Théâtre National Populaire de... Read more